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Summer 2024 Policy Interns 

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    Summer 2024 Policy Interns 


    MassINC seeks policy interns to assist with a variety of research projects over the summer of 2024. Issues may include housing, transportation, education, and economic development, with a particular focus on Gateway Cities. Interns may also assist on events, communications, and administrative tasks as the need arises. 


    About MassINC and The Gateway Cities Innovation Institute 


    MassINC’s mission is to make Massachusetts a place of civic vitality and inclusive economic opportunity by providing residents with the nonpartisan research, reporting, analysis, and civic engagement necessary to understand policy choices, inform decision making, and hold the government accountable.  

    MassINC’s Policy Center produces original research, convenes partners, practitioners, and the public, and advocates for evidence-based policy solutions. The Gateway Cities Innovation Institute works to unlock the economic potential of small to mid-size regional cities by bringing leaders together to build and advance a shared policy agenda. 

    Interns will have the chance to work with both the Policy Center and the Gateway Cities Innovation Institute depending on the projects that they are interested in and assigned. 




    The following qualifications and skills are desired for this position: 

    • Excellent writing and computer skills, especially with Excel 
    • Strong interest in a career in public policy advocacy and/or research 
    • Familiarity with MassINC’s core issues 
    • Strong organizational skills, 
    • Experience with Power BI, Tableau, GIS, and statistical analysis programs, such as R or Stata, is beneficial but not required 


    Expectations and compensation 


    Interns are expected to work 15 hours per week for 10-12 weeks from May through August, with at least one day a week at our office located in downtown Boston. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. MassINC will make a best effort to align project work with student interests, course requirements, and/or capstone projects where applicable.  

    This is a paid position starting at $20/hour for undergraduates and $25/hour for graduate students. We anticipate hiring 3-4 interns. 


    How to apply 


    Please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest to MassINC’s Chief Operating Officer, Maeve Duggan, at Applications are due by March 15th. We will notify applicants by April 15th for summer positions.